Early childhood care learners and employers from across Donegal gathered for a unique networking event on Thursday last.
The ‘Nice to Meet You’ event saw eighteen childcare employers and forty current and past childcare learners form Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service gather to meet each other to discuss their skills and hear about work experience and employment opportunities.
Speaking ahead of the event, Donegal ETB’s Area Training Manager, Vinny McGroary said: “Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training service is committed to providing education options that offer our learners’ very real opportunities to progress into employment or education after they complete their learning journey with us.
“We were delighted to have the opportunity to work with Donegal County Childcare Committee to organise this unique event.
“It’s an innovative approach to connecting our highly skilled Early Years learners with local employers who want to offer meaningful work placement and potential employment opportunities in the Early Years Sector across the county.”
In welcoming everyone to the event, Donegal County Childcare Committee outgoing Chairperson Mary McGowan said: “Donegal County Childcare Committee has a long established relationship with Donegal ETB – this is very important and I think it’s wonderful we are linking up today to give learners and employers the opportunity to meet.”